Month: April 2008 Articles

Dead as a dodo? Why scientists fear for the future of of the Asian vulture

You have to feel sorry for vultures. For animal campaigners they are a difficult case. Other, more photogenic, slightly less sinister creatures may gain the world's sympathy at the drop of a hat, but raising money to save the world's most...

Sam Eruch Irani Educational Trust.

SAM ERUCH IRANI MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST is founded on June 13, 2006 with a view to advance some charitable objects like encouragement and spread of education, research and other charitable...

2200-year-old gemstones found in Iran

Ancient priceless gemstones and jewels belonging to postdated Achaemenid era have been unearthed in Iran's southern province of Fars. Archeologists succeeded in discovering over 20 pieces of...

Eeda Par Agiary

Eggs and toddy jars for a fire temple? The good-life-loving Parsis are not finicky about mixing the sacred and the secular. Still, I was intrigued by the E&T detail in Nauzer Bharucha's report on...

Why read the Khordeh Avesta

...when we cannot understand it???? This is beautiful story sent to us by Cherag Sam Karkaria, a good friend and regular reader of Parsi Khabar An old Priest lived on a farm in the mountains with...

India’s Parsees: Slow breeders

From The Economist print edition Apr 17th 2008 | DELHI Adherents of an ancient faith worry about its disappearance TWO of India's biggest business clans—Tata and Godrej—are Parsees, descendants of...

US Takes 3D Shots of Iran Inscriptions

TEHRAN: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has started taking three-dimensional pictures of Iran's Achaemenid inscriptions. The pictures will enable people to read the various...

Iran to depict Shahnameh in miniatures

Renowned Iranian miniaturists are to portray parts of the stories told by the prominent poet Ferdowsi in his magnum opus, Shahnameh. Some 25 artists will take part in the project including prominent...

Exhibition: Zoroastrians Through the Ages

We received this from the organisers. Farohar Foundation Exhibition “ ZOROASTRIANS THROUGH THE AGES” at Allbless Baug, Charni Road, Mumbai. From 13th April 2008 to 16th April, 2008 Exhibition...

New Construction Near Doongerwadi

A proposal to build a multi-storey residential building near the Towers of Silence on Malabar Hill has caused concern among a section of Parsis. They worry that residents of the upper floors of...

An Accidental Millionaire: Tata

The words used most often to describe Ratan Tata are shy and loner. The 71-year-old chairperson of the Tata Group shuns the media spotlight. Quiet and unassuming, the Indian business baron drives...

Remembering Navroz Mody

New Jersey in the 80's was undergoing a wave of attacks on Indians. These attacks were perpetrated by a group of locals who saw the new "immigrants" as unwanted nuisances in their neighborhoods....

NYC Screening of “Crisis in Faith”

This update was sent out by ZAGNY: The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York Please join us for a screening of Tenaz Dubash's documentary film, "Crisis in Faith: Zoroastrians Today" followed...

Persian Day Parade In NYC

The Persian Day Parade was held in NYC to celebrate Navroze. The parade was organised by the Iranian-American association. Continue here for more pictures and a detailed report.

One Last Creak

The vestibule of a middle-aged building at Princess Street creaks with the sounds of broken bones. It also sings with the prattle of restless patients. Who knew a Parsi bone-setter saw so much...

Shernaz Patel returns to TV

Tell Shernaz Patel that everybody thought that she had given up acting and she laughs. “That’s a huge misconception. It’s just that I haven’t been offered too much work. I try to take up whatever...